Vip Tour Gran Canaria
On this private van tour, discover the best-kept secrets of Gran Canaria.
The size of our acclimatised vans and their 8-person seating capacity makes this mode of transport suitable for setting out on a guided tour of Gran Canaria. We will tour narrow and winding roads, inaccessible to bus tours, in order to discover spectacular places while we inform you of the history, culture, flora and fauna of the island.
So that the excursion is as pleasant and comfortable as possible, in the van there will only be people of two nationalities, so that the guide only has to speak in two languages and everything will be much smoother.
Our tour begins by departing from Playa del Inglés toward Soria Valley. During this part of the journey, observe endemic plants and the palms typical of Gran Canaria, whose palms (Phoenix canariensis) are the symbol of the archipelago.
Our first stop will be in the small town of Soria, located 600 metres above sea level. Take the opportunity to go to Presa de Soria (Soria Dam) and take some pictures, since it is one of the grandest of the Canaries.
Our next objective is another hydraulic work, the Presa de las Niñas, which we will see before arriving in the city of Ayacata. Certainly, if you do this excursion in January or February, you will discover why that city is known as the Almond Blossom, since you will be amazed to see more than 12,000 almond trees in bloom.
Following our drive to Tejeda, we will make a stop to contemplate one of the icons of Gran Canaria, the Roque Nublo (Clouded Rock), a volcanic rock 69 metres in height and venerated by the ancient inhabitants of the island. At this stop you will also be able to see the other great rock of the island, Roque Bentayga. And in the distance, if the weather is clear, you will see the peak of Teide, which at 3,718 metres high dominates the entire island of Tenerife.
From here we will follow the road to Tejeda, which is the highest point that we will visit on this journey and also one of the most beautiful, since Tejeda is among the list of most beautiful towns in Spain. We will also take the opportunity to enter the Centre of Medicinal Plants and discover unexpected infusions for better health. After this interesting stop, we will return to the van to continue the guided tour toward Artenara and the spectacular Hondo Valley.
Along the Artenara road, and on the way to Juncalillo, we will see the façades of numerous cave-like houses, typical of the area. Very close to Juncalillo, you will be able to see the lovely Tamadaba Pine (Pinus canariensis).
Once in Juncalillo, we will enter a small and curious hermitage that is actually a cave excavated from the rock. In the end, the time passes quickly and it will be time to eat, so we will head toward Fontales in order to sample some of the most typical dishes of the Canaries.
After eating, we will continue our route through El Laurel Valley to the Tilos de Moya. Observe, during this journey, how the narrow road is surrounded by leafy vegetation, a landscape well-distinguished from the previous sights.
At the town of Moya, we will have a final stop to visit its extraordinary urban centre, dominated by the imposing church of Our Lady of the Candelaria and the gorgeous Moya Valley. Without realizing it, we will have arrived at the northern part of the island, so we will head to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in order to return to our hotels in the south.
The contrasts and secrets of Gran Canaria are probably what will remain in your memory of this excursion which, thanks to its character and personalized service, we hope you believe is one of your best memories of our island.
- Take precautions if you think that you could be carsick as a result of the curving roads.
- Wear closed shoes and clothes appropriate for cold weather.